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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 112 on the first floor of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, on the following items. For more information, call the Planning Department, (402) 441-7491. This hearing is broadcast live and is rebroadcast on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 12:00 a.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on 5 City-TV, Cable Channel 5.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Studio Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to discuss the LRTP/Comprehensive Plan.

**Please Note:**The Planning Commission action is final action on any item with a notation of "FINAL ACTION". Any aggrieved person may appeal Final Action of the Planning Commission to the City Council or County Board by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City Clerk or County Clerk within 14 days following the action of the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission action on all other items is a recommendation to the City Council or County Board.

AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016

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[Commissioner Scheer absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held February 3, 2016. **APPROVED: 7-0; Weber abstained; (Scheer absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


TEXT AMENDMENTS:

4.1
Text Amendment
No. 16001
Text Amendment No. 16001, amending Chapter 27.59 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Airport Zoning Regulations to extend the approach zone from 3 miles to a new limit of 10 miles, establish the area included within the airport hazard area, revise existing definitions and add new definitions, and other changes to be in accordance with the passage of Nebraska Legislative Bill (LB) 140, and repealing Sections 27.59.010 through 27.59.040, 27.59.060 through 27.59.090, 27.59.110, 27.59.120, 27.59.140 and 27.59.150 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
4.2
County Text Amendment
No. 16002
County Text Amendment No. 16002, amending Article 18 of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations relating to Special Height and Use Near Airports to extend the approach zone from 3 miles to a new limit of 10 miles, establish the area included within the airport hazard area, revise existing definitions and add new definitions, and other changes to be in accordance with the passage of Nebraska Legislative Bill (LB) 140, and repealing and adding various sections within Article 18 of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Scheduling of public hearing before the County Board is pending.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT, ANNEXATION, CHANGE OF ZONE AND SPECIAL PERMIT:

4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 15004
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 15004, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, by changing the Future Land Use Plan designation from Commercial, Green Space, and Environmental Resources to Residential-Urban Density, Green Space, and Environmental Resources, on property generally located at SW 30th Street and West A Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending.
4.1b
Annexation
No. 15014
Annexation No. 15014, to annex approximately 41.84 acres, more or less, on property generally located at SW 30th Street and West A Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending.
4.1c
Change of Zone
No. 15036
Change of Zone No. 15036, requesting a change of zone from AGR Agricultural Residential District and AG Agriculture District to R-4 Residential District, on property generally located at SW 30th Street and West A Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending.
4.1d
Special Permit
No. 15072
Special Permit No. 15072, for a Community Unit Plan consisting of 3 lots with up to 582 multi-family units, with waivers to increase the building height from 35 feet to 40 feet and reduce the front yard setbacks adjacent to private roadways from 25 feet to 15 feet, on property generally located at SW 30th Street and West A Street. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the amended conditions as recommended by staff and identified in the staff report dated February 4, 2016: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Resolution No. PC-01482.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 1:55 p.m.
PENDING LIST:
Special Permit
No. 15064
Special Permit No. 15064, to allow Avalon Event Paradise to be used for special events on property generally located at 12788 W. Roca Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission voted 7-0 (Beecham and Lust Absent) to place this item on pending until such time that the applicant is ready to move forward.

Planning Department Staff Contacts

David Cary, Director of Planning (402) 441-6364 dcary@lincoln.ne.gov
Stephen Henrichsen, Development Review Manager (402) 441-6374 shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Paul Barnes, Planner (402) 441-6372 pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Michael Brienzo, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6369 mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Tom Cajka, County Planner (402) 441-5662 tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Brandon Garrett, Planner (402) 441-6373 bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Stacey Groshong Hageman, Planner (402) 441-6361 slhageman@lincoln.ne.gov
Rachel Jones, Planner (402) 441-7603 rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Andrew Thierolf, Planner (402) 441-6371 athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Kellee Van Bruggen, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6363 kvanbruggen@lincoln.ne.gov
Brian Will, Planner (402) 441-6362 bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner (402) 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov